In Vicenza 80 jewels that have the chain’s protagonist ♦︎
There are chains that bind and there are chains that release. There are also chains that like. Those that are used in jewelery, for example, are the desired chains, especially if bracelets or necklaces become original, precious objects with a precise identity. Alba Cappellieri started from this consideration, perhaps, in treating the exhibition Intrecci Preziosi. The chain between function and decoration at the Jewel of Vicenza Museum (October 27, 2017-25 March 2018). Below the glass windows of the first permanent jewelery museum there are 80 chains that from the end of the eighteenth century have marked stages in the goldsmith’s manufacture.
“The chain, binds, supports, decorates, encapsulates universal symbols, alludes to the fascinating idea of circularity, a borderless or chronological or geographical ornament that crosses the history of costume as art, ornaments and of fashion, “comments Cappellieri, who is also a professor of Jewel Design at the Politecnico di Milano. “The chains traditionally have a dual interpretation: in the negative sense they are signs of human slavery, while in positively they represent the beauty and social prestige and as such have been represented by the greatest painters of art history to symbolize universal values such as honor, fidelity, love. ”
In the exhibition there is a selection of chains made in Veneto since the Renaissance, and pieces made both craftsmanly and industrially by important Italian goldsmiths such as Fope, Franco Pianegonda, Marco Bicego, Mattioli, Nanis, Pasquale Bruni, Pesavento, Pomellato, Roberto Coin, Unoaerre, Vendorafa Lombarda, Vhernier. And next to the Maison’s signature, there are the works of designers like Giampaolo Babetto, Francesca Braga Rosa, Emma Francesconi, Stefania Marchetti, Carla Riccoboni, Barbara Uderzo, Daniela Vettori, Alberta Vita.
The Jewelery Museum, the first in Italy and one of the few in the world exclusively dedicated to jewelery, is the result of Ieg’s commitment in partnership with the City of Vicenza in promoting the cultural universe of Italian jewelry and jewelry, which the Italian Exhibition Group is recognized as a world-class player thanks to the VicenzaOro International Event. Federico Graglia